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History - Teaching Track (MAT), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Statesboro, GA, United States
The M.A.T. at Georgia Southern University is designed for individuals who do not currently hold teacher certification and for individuals who hold a non-renewable (NR) teacher certification. The M.A.T. teaching-internship options are within a sixty mile radius of Georgia Southern. An exception is made for the online MAT Concentration 3 in Special Education.
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The M.A.T. degree at Georgia Southern University leads to initial teaching certification and a master’s degree for those persons who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. There are four study concentrations based on educational background and career goals:

Study Concentration 1: Secondary Education certification (6-12) for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in English, business, mathematics, history, geography, economics, political science, chemistry, biology, geology, physics, child and family development, fashion merchandising and apparel design, hotel and restaurant management, nutrition and food science, interior design, home economics, housing and consumer economics, or related field.

Study Concentration 2: Middle Grades certification (4-8) for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree.  Candidates must complete two teaching concentrations from language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics.

Study Concentration 3: Special Education certification (P-12) for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, child and family development, or a related field.

Study Concentration 4: P-12 Education certification for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in Spanish.

The total hours for the degree are dependent on previous course work completed in the area of certification. A transcript evaluation by the College of Education’s director of advisement and certification is required at the outset. Prerequisite content course work, based on the transcript evaluation, must be completed as a non-degree student before admission into the program.

Note: For non-degree candidates who seek to enter the M.A.T. program, GRE or MAT test scores must be submitted and admission granted into the M.A.T. degree program before enrolling in Step Two of the program of study. Any M.A.T. program application submitted by a candidate who is enrolled under non-degree status will not be considered for admission once the candidate enrolls in Step Two courses.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern University (GSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to the Middle & Secondary School (2)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (2)
  • Middle and Secondary School Practicum (2)
  • Introduction to Special Education (3)
  • Curriculum for the Secondary School (3)
  • Supervised Practicum in Secondary Education 
  • Science Methods (3)
  • Language Arts Methods (3)
  • Social Science Methods (3)
  • Mathematics Methods (3)
  • Business Education Methods (3)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Methods (3)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

High School GPA & Required High School Curriculum
  • 2.5+ High School GPA
  • Your High School GPA is calculated by the Office of Admissions using the 17 Required High School Curriculum courses listed at the bottom of this page. Grades will be used as listed on your official high school transcript; Georgia Southern does not add or remove weight for accelerated courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19282 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9641 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2732 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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per 15 credits

Living costs for Statesboro

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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